Family History Sources

Family History ResourcesIntroduction

Family history resources held at the Local History Centre

Census returns

  • Ealing, 1598
  • Ealing, 1801 and 1811 (indexed)
  • Whole borough, 1841-1901 (indexes for Ealing, 1841-1861, Acton, 1851, Northolt 1841-1881, street index for whole borough, 1891 and 1901)

Admission registers   |   Directories   |   Electoral registers
Hearth tax records   |   Local newspapers on microfilm
Monumental inscriptions   |   Parish registers (copies)
Poor rate books   |   Tithe award schedules   |   War records
Other sources

Admission registers

Schools and college

Acton

  • Acton Special School, 1915-1971 
  • Acton Wells School, 1955-1979 
  • Priory First School, 1952-1981 
  • Rothschild Infant School, 1971-1981 
  • Southfields School, 1906-1909 
  • Staff records, 1903-1924  
  • Thomas Huxley College student cards, 1970-1980

Ealing

  • Ealing County School, 1913-1981 
  • Ealing Green School, 1981-1993 
  • Elthorne High School, 1942-1986 
  • Little Ealing School, Under Fives, 1946-1964
  • Little Ealing School, Infants, 1932-1976
  • Little Ealing School, Juniors, 1932-1993
  • Little Ealing School, Girls', 1905-1931
  • Little Ealing School, Middle School, 1976-1993
  • Little Ealing School, 1905-1974 (Secondary Modern School for Boys)
  • Northfields Mixed School, 1904-1905 
  • Northfields Boys’ School, 1905-1932 
  • Northfields First School, 1974-1980  
  • Northfields Middle School, 1976-1981

Greenford
Coston Girls’ School, 1932-1975

Hanwell

  • Bordeston School, 1932-1974 
  • St. Ann’s School, 1903-1975

Northolt

  • Arundell School, 1958-1979 
  • Wood End Junior Girl's School 1939-1966  

Perivale

  • Perivale Girls’ School, 1936-1975 
  • Selborne Boys’ School, 1937-1975

Southall
Biscoe School, 1860-1950

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Directories

  • County of Middlesex, 1822-1937 (gaps)
  • Ealing, (includes Acton to 1913, Hanwell to 1975, Southall, 1914-1935, Perivale and Greenford, 1927 1940)
  • 1853-1975 (gaps)
  • Acton, 1915-1940, 1955
  • Southall, 1896, 1900

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Electoral registers

  • Ealing District of Middlesex (includes Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Greenford and Perivale), 1890-1914
  • Borough of Acton, 1918-1964
  • Borough of Ealing, (includes Hanwell, Greenford, Northolt and Perivale from 1945) 1919-1964
  • Borough of Southall, 1948-1965
  • London Borough of Ealing, (whole borough) 1965 to date

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Hearth tax records

Indexed transcripts for whole borough except Southall, 1664-1674

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Local newspapers on microfilm

  • The Acton Gazette, 1871-1989 (Indexed to 1965)
  • The Acton Express, 1900-1911
  • The Buckinghamshire Advertiser (includes some Ealing news), 1854-1874
  • The Middlesex County Times (mostly Ealing, also Greenford, Perivale and Northolt), 1866-1974 (Indexed to 1961, and 1972-1974)
  • The Ealing Gazette, 1974-1989 (Indexed to 1986)
  • The Ealing and Acton Gazette, 1989 to date
  • Ealing Gazette, 1898-1923
  • The Ealing Guardian, 1898-1900
  • The Midweek County Times, 1969-1981
  • The Greenford and Northolt Gazette, 1974 to date (Indexed to 1986)
  • The Hanwell Gazette, 1898-1923
  • The Southall News, 1885-1888
  • The Southall-Norwood Gazette, 1894-1923
  • West Middlesex Gazette (covered Southall), 1923-1954
  • Middlesex County Times, Southall edition, 1954-1974
  • The Southall Gazette, 1974 to date (Indexed to 1986)

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Monumental inscriptions

  • St Mary's Acton
  • St Mary's Ealing (Indexed)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Norwood
  • St Mary the Virgin, Perivale

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Parish registers (copies)

Holy Cross Greenford 
Marriages, 1539-1812

Northolt Methodist Chapel 
Baptisms, 1908-1965

St Mark's, Hanwell 
Baptisms, 1880-1980 
Marriages, 1919-1979

St Mary's, Acton 
Baptisms, 1539-1936 
Marriages, 1564-1946 
Burials, 1564-1963

St Mary's, Ealing 
Baptism, 1582-1948 
Marriages, 1582-1939 
Burials, 1582-1958

St Mary's Hanwell 
Baptisms, 1570-1966 
Marriages, 1570-1940 
Banns, 1754-1929 
Burials, 1571-1928 

St Mary's Northolt 
Baptisms, 1560-1930 
Marriages, 1575-1901 
Burials, 1583-1855 
(All indexed)

St Mary the Virgin, Norwood 
Baptisms, 1700-1837 
Marriages, 1664-1837 
Burials, 1700-1834 
(All indexed)

St Mellitus', Hanwell 
Baptisms, 1910-1951 
Marriages, 1910-1979

South Acton Methodist Chapel 
Baptisms, 1873-1966 
Marriages, 1901-1903

West Ealing Methodist Chapel 
Baptisms, 1890-1945

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Poor rate books

  • St Mary's, Hanwell, 1808-1855
  • St Mary's Ealing, 1674-1836 (Indexed, 1700-1798)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Norwood, 1769-1787, 1816-1826 

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Tithe award schedules

  • Ealing (Indexed)
  • Hanwell

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War records

  • Acton Roll of Honour, 1914-1918
  • Ealing Roll of Honour, 1914-1918
  • Southall Men Enlisted, 1915
  • Acton Civilian War Dead, 1939-1945
  • Ealing Civilian War Dead, 1939-1945
  • Southall Civilian War Dead, 1939-1945

NB For parish registers, electoral registers and rate books not mentioned above, contact the London Metropolitan Archives

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Other sources

Brentham Estate Tenants’ Ledgers, 1914-1940 
Lists addresses with tenants and monthly rents paid

Ealing Land Value Books, 1910 
List of properties within modern borough boundaries, listing owners/tenants

Ealing Civil Defence personnel lists, 1939-1945

Southall Borough Council staff record cards (microfilm) 1955 
Alphabetical list of employees work records

Ealing Staff Book, 1884-1904 
Lists council staff, department, occupation, salary dates of admission/discharge.

Southall Tribunals List, 1916-1918 
Lists names, addresses, employer, occupation, tribunal's decision and dates. 
Indexed by name

Southall Record of Arrivals, 1916-1918 
Lists people, old and new addresses, age, occupation, marital status, dates. 
Indexed by name

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